Mangaung local municipality: report on policy formulation for youth development in Mangaung

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Bekker, A.Benseler
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 2619
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/8011

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The Mangaung Local Municipality (MLM) identified the need for the formulation of a youth development policy for Mangaung. The report reflects the opinions of a variety of persons with an interest in youth development in general, but also those who have a particular concern about the MLM role in youth development. The main report comprises of an overview of the sectoral policy on youth development ion South Africa, the features of the youth development sector, the identification and analysis of the needs of a target group, resources within youth organisations for development, and identification of main problems emanating from the needs. These problems provide a birds-eye view of the findings of the research and from that as a point of departure, it was possible to identify the overall and specific objectives for the policy. The obvious next step was then to identify the critical result areas and these were supplemented by the identification of activities per result area, key performance indicators and finally the assumptions for success. The rest of the report is devoted to a number of issues that needed to be addressed to ensure successful implementation of the policy.